France Rugby World Cup 2011 Squad - France Betting Odds

France struggled through the group stages of the Rugby World Cup after being thoroughly outplayed by New Zealand and stunned by Tonga. However, they out those defeats behind them to overpower England in the quarter-final and set up an enthralling World Cup Semi-final with Wales.

Semi-final: Wales v France - 15th October(Eden Park, Auckland, 0900 BST)

Wales are the 3/4 favourites with Boylesports to win in 80 minutes while a rejuvenated France are priced at 11/10. A draw is available at 18/1.

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France World Cup Squad 2011

France squad that will face Wales in the Semi-Final on Saturday:

France: Maxime Medard; Vincent Clerc, Aurelien Rougerie, Maxime Mermoz, Alexis Palisson; Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili; Jean-Baptiste Poux, William Servat, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Lionel Nallet, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy.

France World Cup Betting

France have flattered to deceive in previous Rugby World Cup Odds having been runner up on two occasions and reached the semi finals on another three occasions. Many expected them to win last time on home soil but they were dumped out by England in the Semi-Finals, it is a distinct possibility that the two northern hemisphere rivals could meet in the last eight at the 2011 World Cup and that would be a crunch game for the French.

Traditionally the French play the beautiful game however under the guidance of Marc Lièvremont they havet tries to add more discipline to their inevitable flair and if they can they have to be serious contenders in the 2011 Rugby World Cup betting, as they aim to be the second Northern Hemisphere team to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy. They have often flattered to deceive on the big stage and will be hoping to finally realise their potential in New Zealand, they have been given a tough draw through as they join the All Blacks in Pool A

France are perhaps the most easy on the eye team in the world with their brilliant flowing rugby a match for any other team in the World Cup, there problem has been with discipline and managing to win under pressure in the big matches that count. The French were highly impressive in the Six Nations in 2009 as they swept all before them to claim another Grand Slam, they proved then they were the cream of the crop in the northern hemisphere. If they can maintain that form through until the 2011 World Cup they will have every chance of going into the latter stages of the tournament and perhaps even winning the Webb Ellis Trophy for the first time.